Zucchini-Carrot Burgers

Veggie burgers need not be boring. Season shredded zucchini, carrots, and crushed crackers with green onions and top with a creamy garlic yogurt sauce to create this Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian burger idea.

zucchini-carrot burgers
Photo: Sharyl Heiken
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 22 stone-ground wheat crackers, crushed (1 cup)

  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini (1 medium)

  • 1 cup finely shredded carrots (2 medium)

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions (2)

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 2 whole wheat pita bread rounds, halved

  • 1 cup shredded leaf lettuce

  • 1 small tomato, thinly sliced

  • ½ of a small cucumber, thinly sliced


  1. In a medium bowl combine egg product, 1 teaspoon of the oil, and the oregano. Add the crushed crackers, zucchini, carrots, and green onions to egg mixture; mix well. Shape the vegetable mixture into four 3 1/2-inch patties.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Cook the patties in hot oil for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl combine the yogurt, garlic, and lemon peel.

  3. Serve patties in pita bread halves with the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 365mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 483mg 10%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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